Four suspected criminals were killed in a reported gunfight with police at Nurpur intersection in Meherpur Sadar upazila on early Tuesday.
The deceased were identified as Saddam Hossain, 25, Ramesh, 24, Sohag, 27, and Kanon, 25, residents of Sonapur village, UNB reports.
Abdullah Al Mahmud, additional superintendent of police of Meherpur, said that a team of police chased a gang of criminal around 2:30am.
At one stage, the criminals opened fire on the law enforcers, prompting them to retaliate, triggering the gunfight, which left the four dead on the spot.
Meanwhile, six policemen, including assistant police superintendent (ASP) Ahsan Habib, were injured in the incident.
Police suspected that the four criminals are accused in a double murder case of Sonapur village..